Jacqueline Laurita

Jacqueline explains her difficult relationship with Danielle.

on Jun 10, 20090

 

Ashley's photo shoot was meant to be a good experience and to give a little boost to her self esteem. It is something she has been wanting for a long time. We decided since she was doing so well in summer school we would throw her a little bone. Ashley and I really hadn't taken a professional picture together in years so I thought it would be nice. I think at some point she started to feel a little uncomfortable in front of the camera and it didn't help for me to comment on that. I was only trying to help. It really upset her and she started flipping out on me out of frustration and embarrassment. I have just learned that it is never good to engage in that type of behavior. I have learned to keep my mouth shut and walk away before it escalates into something bigger. I've learned to pick my battles and there is a time and place for everything. I find when I do that she feels more guilty about the way she behaved and realizes how much she was out of line and is more apologetic and tries harder to control herself. I talked to her about the situation later when we weren't in a public place and explained how she could have handled things better and how I didn't appreciate the way she spoke to me. She did apologize. I was so embarrassed when the photographer was showing Ashley the pictures he took and all she could say was that she hated all of them. I felt like she was insulting his work and sounded like a little brat. By the time the photographer was ready for the mother/daughter picture I just wasn't feeling the warm and fuzzy bonding moment between us that I should have. Any thoughts of giving her the car were diminishing quickly. I'm not so sure now.

A lot of people have questions and opinions about my relationship with Danielle. We met right before the taping of the show. I learned right away that Danielle had a very strong personality. I can pretty much get along with anybody. In fact, I tend to like all people when I first meet them. I feel like I am really accepting of people. My sister-in-law Dina went out with Danielle when she first met her and from that moment there was a clash in personality. Not everyone gets along with everybody. She just wasn't Dina's cup of tea. I think Danielle was just trying hard to fit in but my sister-in-laws get very cautious of people that try to come on so strong so fast and I think they were a few other concerns as well. Danielle needed money fast, so I think there was some concern that she would try to con me for some, or use me for her benefit in some way. I think the rejection of my family angered Danielle more. I was honest to Danielle about the way they felt about her so she would just back off a little and forget trying to pursue their friendship. They had no interest in being her friend. Danielle seemed to treat me nice so I had no reason not to like her, but there was something about her that waved a red flag to everyone else in the family and I was warned MANY times not to trust her or be her friend. I knew we were all doing a show together so I wanted to make it work and for everyone to get along. It caused increasing problems within the family. There was a short time during filming where Caroline and Dina became very upset with me for continuing my friendship with her and Dina and I were battling it out about that and other things, but I NEVER wanted to make that public on the show, because I know that it always blows over quickly and I didn't think it was appropriate to air. There were times when I begged Danielle not to put me in an uncomfortable situation in front of the cameras by talking about Dina, but she chose to do so anyway. I warned her, if my husband saw that, it would probably be the end of our friendship. It would upset him and the family and I would have to choose my husbands feelings and wishes first. I won't let ANY friendship cause a rift between my husband and I. She seemed to respect that. During this taping there were numerous friends and people approaching my family about RECENT stories of Danielle that had NOTHING to do with the book. The book was a WHOLE other story. It was making everyone uncomfortable but it is not like me to cut someone out of my life unless they directly try to hurt me.

160 comments
Rosita2003
Rosita2003

I think Jackelin and Teresa rea jealous of Danielle....Just leave Danielle alone....

BodaciousP
BodaciousP

Jacqueline,

You turned into a real wussy this season! What happened? Listening too much to Caroline I think!

BodaciousP
BodaciousP

Jacqueline,

You turned into a real wussy this season! What happened? Listening too much to Caroline I think!

Anuemi Taylor
Anuemi Taylor

Danielle, I love you and I am your biggest fan! I know what it's like never to be excepted and to be hate because your beautiful and on your own! God is on your side and he loves all of you, but he put you on my heart. I'm an ex prostitute, not saying that you are but I have had a very hard life with no help from anyone. I got on drugs because of depression and lost all nine of my children...with not one family member to help me, then girl my sister who sold me drugs got custody of my yougest boys and won't even let me see them at any given time...she adopted them behind my back...suicide has been my nieghtbor for a long time... I just choose not to visit! I started a clothing line called "Anuemi" it means "A New Me" I would love to be your friend even though I'm poor I'm righ in faith girlfriend and creative ideals. I make close to three hundred dollars a night selling my t-shirts but just imagine if I had a greater audience you need something to put positive energy into and you are a new person as well even if they don't think so! I go right back to sunset where I was a hooker at and sell my t-shirts there and I love sharing my story with the girls on the streets, I don't like the way the other people on the show think they are better than you! I wish I could see them face to face honey child I would read them all like a book!

Sincerely Anuemi Taylor aka The South Central Fixer!

Dr. A
Dr. A

Nothing can be good about being a friend of Danielle. Put her in the past and move on with your life and god bless your family. Tell Ashley, she is saying everything people are thinking and will not say. But, time to grow up and stop it.

Anna Hubeny
Anna Hubeny

Jacqueline you are the only fair person on that show. We all know Danielle is not an angel, but must she be punished for the rest of her life for things she did as a youth? Not fair!!!!! Your sisters-in-law must understand one thing: DANIELLE IS FEELING REJECTED!!! She has had a lot of pain in her life. Caroline should give her a break. She should stop maligning her, after all, she has two young children who are seeing and hearing all this. I know that Danelle is very frank with her children, but that doesn't mean Caroline should keep twisting the knife. My God where is her humanity!!!. She doesn't have to like her, just keep quiet for a change. I think Caroline feels threatened by this beautiful being in her mist, and wants to get all temptations out of the way. She would not like anyone in the family circle, she would shun everyone who tried to get in.

everette
everette

dear jacky iknow you have hard times everey body with their family and friends.My fieb=nds are like all the time and i in the middle.

Emily
Emily

Congrats on your new addition! What do you use on your skin? It is absolutely gorgeous!

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I WOULD LIKE TO SAY THIS Jacqueline at the reunion did blow Danielle off everything her sister law said she was giggly and she agreed with.... which was crazy. Not that Danielle is that great of a person but a blind person could clearly see Jacqueline you had flipped on Danielle. And what the big secrete about what she did to Dina, So Dina didnt like her she drag her name in the mud what you think she was gonna let that ride come on!!!!carma is a beast. So what Dina ex-husband found her is that it. this is so over rated the drama with Danielle.I know just by being friend with women all my friends dont care for each other so what I do we each have our own time with each other, and thats less friction. Danielle far as I am concern she didnt even need to meet the sister inlaws, Why they all have issues and secrete as well. I do think Jackie is a great person but your sister in laws need to get a life....n stay out yours...

Nia
Nia

WOW That was great every word you said was just great. Stay true and stay away from Danielle, just enjoy your new baby, your son, and daughter and of course your husband.

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Viewer

I love love love you girl!You are the most genuine person on the show. Continue to be the great person that you are. I completely understand the comment you made and as a taurus I am the same way too. The only advice I have for you is to only associate with those that add to your life and not those who subtract. Your heart is true and it shows. Congrats on your newborn. Be blessed!

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Jaqueline- I watched the show and was very impressed by what you did for Danielle, in telling Dina the truth. I know it gets hard to turn on someone you consider family but if you think about it, Dina and Caroline should of had enough respect for you as their in-law to not put you in that situation with your friend. enjoy watching you and Danielle on the show because you both are real with each other, but to watch the other three is a joke!!! Friends like you are hard to find and keep. Good luck with everything you strive for, especially the family.

Tiffany
Tiffany

Congratulations on your little baby boy. I appreciate that you make your own decisions without allowing others to influence you - shows your character. I just wish you would drop her as a friend - she only comes to you to complain about HER life. Not once did she ever ask how you were doing or allow you to speak about anything that had anything to do with your life. She is a selfish friend constantly with the Whoa is Me!

You have better things to do with your time - like you said FAMILY IS #1. I think your awesome and can't wait for Season 2. xoxo

c.tiller
c.tiller

jaqueline I too iam a bull born april 27 no wonder you are my fave..lol i love you and your sister in laws you guys are beautifull and funny

as for danielle if she were my "friend" and had done those things to me oh my would i be all over her like a fly on shit...lol

goodluck to you and your family your #1 fan

andrea
andrea

Well, congrats on the baby!!!! you are truly an amazing person and full of love. watching the show; what you did was not stand out for Danielle but stand out for what you thought was the right thing to do at that time, now you know the truth and I hope you are staying away from her!!!! Danielle seems very problematic, dramatic, envious and you don't need that in your life..you have a great family and even though you are not always going to see eye to eye, this is what family is about, at least you know everything about them...good luck to you and hope you make the right choice when it comes to your true friends and what really matters and your happiness with your family and friends which should always come first!

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dear jaqueline, con. on your knew baby. you are my fav. and i think danellia has disrespected you. sorry my glasses are not on. anyway i think you are very sweet and real and you will go far. but fare warning my friend some people will take your kindness for a weakness

cgs
cgs

WOW!! All I can say is: You're the bomb Jacqueline!!! You really know how to handle yourself in any kind of situation. I really wasn't into all these Housewives shows. But when I switched the channel to Bravo one day and started watching the NJ wives show, it wasn't bad at all. You, in my opinion, showed ALL of us women what a REAL housewife is, and how we should ALL handle ourselves in sticky relationships with friends and family members that try to get you to see the "bad" in others before they even try to see the good in one first. We should never judge a book by its so called "cover" before even reading it. So, good for you in being your self and holding your own!! CONGRATS on you and your family's newest edition. I am so happy for you!! Children are a godsend, and we are blessed to be able to have them in our lives!!!

Deborah
Deborah

Congratulations on your new baby boy!

Viewer  From Salt Lake City
Viewer From Salt Lake City

Hi Jacqueline, congratulations, I'm so happy for you and your husband, How is CJ liking, not being the baby, anymore? Ashley's a good, big sister. All I can say to you, everybody has said it all to you, already, is, be careful, be very careful.I know how Danielle is, I have family, like her, they never change, not even when they, so-call, "Find God". Keep your distance, don't let her get too close, PLEASE! Precious people, like you, are always, taken advantage of, they use you, over and over, with no reguard, for your feelings. Don't be too hard on your sisters-in-law, they just love you, so much. Your husband, bless his heart, he just, follows your lead, out of love. Stay cool, don't change, watch your back, with you know who! Love, Love, Love You. Grandma, in Salt Lake City.

Misty
Misty

LOVE LOVE LOVE the show!! You are the BEST one! You are such a sweetheart! Wish I could be more like you at times! Congrats on Nicholas. I actually was on a cruise that week, and thought of you...I knew you were due and was eager to get back home and see if you had delivered!

I can't wait for Season 2, so we can see Nicholas. Congrats again!

xxxooo

Southern Girl
Southern Girl

I've just recently tuned in to your show so I know little other than the last 6 or so episodes. I think you are a wonderful influence to all those around you and a fine mother. You are in no way a push over, you are a peace maker/problem solver and fiesty when the need arises. You are down-to-earth, and REAL. Your parents raised you to respect others and with values known to "us more commoners." I suspect you will do the same with YOUR children but I'm not so sure the other children in the "FAMIILY" will or are turning out so well from what I've seen so far. God Bless you on the birth of your newest bundle of joy as well as your other children and your very supportive husband. You go girl!!!!!!

Kourtany Kay
Kourtany Kay

Hey Jacqueline!! My sister and I have watched every Housewives season EVER :) But the NJ was my favorite.!! I like how you stuck up for what you believed in, but isn't it the worst to take up for someone and then have them to turn out totally opposite of how you thought they were. Please let us know what "toxic" people you've cut out of your life!! Congrats on the baby!! God is amazing isn't he!! :) Much love from Oklahoma :)

jackie
jackie

hi jacqueline i just wanted to say you were my favorite housewife and i am so happy for you and your family newest addition. i never thought you were a push over and you sure showed them all. all the best to you and your family.

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i just want to say that I think your a great person,very real. And where do u shop. I love the top u have in white and I think it might be in another color. its short sleeve and has a belt right beneath the breast line???? I hope you know what im talking about

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the term for your husbands sisters in relation to you is SISTERS-in-law. Its driving me crazy everytime one you says sister-in- LAWS

lisa
lisa

love the show!!!!!!!!!!! I think you are a lot like me, you like to find the good in people. god bless u n family

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Viewer

Danielle is trash and your sister-in-laws are right. You won't need time to tell the type of person she is and what her intentions have been. If Danielle had been up front about all of her issues she had struggled with as a young woman and had learned from this and was giving back to the community for example voluntarying or being involved with substance abuse programs that effect women and children then it might have been a different outcome for you and for you family. Danielle uses people including her children. Think about how her children must feel having to deal with all her actions. Do you think for one moment Danielle thought how are my actions going to affect my children? She really cares only about herself and she takes no responsiblity for her actions from the past as well as today. Stay away from her she is a DARK CLOUD!!

Jake
Jake

Jacqueline Laurita I really like you as a person and I think that you are one of the best housewives I have ever seen on tv. I think that you keep your family and the truth close to your heart. I think that you should not listen to Dina and Caroline because they don't have logic between their reasoning. I don't really like their views and opinions of Danielle. They are very rude and they never had a reason not to like her. Who cares if Danielle had done those bad things. I think she has moved on by now.

Bridget
Bridget

Jacqueline,

I would first like to start off by Congratulating you, Your Husband, daughter and son on the new addition to your wonderful family. I have watched all of the Housewives shows from Orange County, Atlanta and New York and have the opinion that out of all of the howsewives, you are the one who is the most real. You are the one that I would want to be friends with.

As for your sister-in-laws, I have a different opinion of the both of them. Caroline does fight Dina's battles, it was very appairent in the shows. Dina on the other hand is all talk and no action, do not tell someone that your going to kick their ass and not mean it. If I tell you that I'm going to kick your ass, you can bet that I will follow through with it. Carolin's reference of the family being thick as thieves and sticks together no matter what may be true. News Flash Caroline, the Manzo family is not the only one in the world who feels like that. I come from a Mexican family just like that. My sisters and I say it like it is. I do not mix for words, ask my friends, if I don't like you I don't have a problem telling you that to your face, not behind your back.

Jacqueline, stay true to your self and your husband. Remember, when you married Chris, you did not marry the family. Do not let them bully you or make you feel guilty because you don't agree with them or their views.

Enjoy that beautiful baby boy Jacqueline, Chris, Ashley & CJ.

Honey
Honey

You should be thankful every day for Dina & Caroline! Everyone should be so careful who they allow into their inner circle of family & friends! Dina has a spirit of discernment which is why she called it first about Danielle....who by the way is a snake...so is Satan!!!!

Ivy
Ivy

First I want to say Congrats on your baby boy. He is blessed to have a mom like you. It's unfortunate that you were constantly placed in the middle of the fued between Danielle and your sister-in0laws, and both parties were not aware of your feelings involving the situation. I believe that while Danielle can be a good friend and sometimes she may be unjustly "picked on" for lack of a better word, I definitely believe she provokes many of the situations and overall for people like that, it's best to just leave them alone. Those types of people, create, bring, and are drama! You aren't, so don't waste your time. You can be a friend from afar.

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I dont know why i cant get a post on here. I think i have a valid point about Danielle. I dont think she is your friend . She is using you for an "in" to this family that she hates. Yes shes visious and shes using your sweet nature to do what shes done. What kind of friend or person even brings a book to a family dinner she was invited to despite her shady past. At the end of the dinner shes outside furious lighting up a cig. saying just wait i will come to your door and i wont be alone. In front of her daughters outside the restautant. That was a threat to Dina for pysical harm. Shes nuts and you better wake up and smell the coffee. Get her out of your life for good. Shes dangerous. And theres a reason shes so threated by the book. The reason being its prob true.Shes capable of just about anything i think!!!!!BEWARE.

CJ ARIZONA
CJ ARIZONA

Why is showing the book to others an issue at all? The book is already in the public domain. Chances are it would have been found out through the media at some point. Danielle was aware of the book when she decided to place herself in the public eye. Funny how things could have turned out differently if she possessed an ounce of humility and acknowledged her past (honestly and without excuses) and sincerely had a heart to heart with "the family". Her anger should have been directed at herself. She put herself in that situation. I feel sorry for her children. She is teaching them a bad life lesson. Point your finger and scream at everyone else for your mistakes. This gal keeps drama flying at all times so that no one will look and see what she is really all about. Be careful. She'll suck you into her web and spit you out when she is done. Reflect on her actions with not removing her children when she knew what was about to happen. When a parent puts their selfish desires ahead of their own child.....BEWARE

Kathryn
Kathryn

Hi Jacqueline I was just wondering how you put you pony tail in such a spot that it doesnt "droop" haha i really could use some tipss! oh and CONGRATULATIONS NICHOLAS! Also on the show I really appreciated you trying not to to say anything at the dinner table, dispite everything that everyone was saying. I thought that was a very mature move and what your husband said was wonderful...perfectly put! Congrats again!

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Jacqueline,

Everyone was enjoying themselves at Teresa's dinner party until Danielle placed that book on the table. That was not the time or the place to discuss the book and Danielle knew it could cause trouble. Also,it was unfair and rude to her hostess, Teresa. Knowing this, I was very disappointed that you sided with Danielle against your family.

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You are the best Housewife in NY!!! It took a lot to keep a friend that no one else cared for...especially family! You stood up to Dina in front of her family and that was wonderful to witness! Your husband is a true man to stand up for you.... I'm so glad that you don't let Dona Caroline boss you around! Congratulations also on the birth of your new son!

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Viewer

Jacqueline, I just wanted to say that I really admire your true character. You are true, loyal, and honest and your inner beauty certainly complements your outer beauty. You and your husband Chris are so genuine and down-to-earth. I'm glad you found each other. You have a beautiful family and you and your daughter look like sisters. I hope you can maintain a friendship with Danielle. We all need a close friend. You are a great wife, mother, and friend. I hope the show can continue. NJ people are so family oriented and it is refreshing to see strong representation of family values in this day and age. God bless you and your family. You are blessed. - A.

jackie
jackie

You should never be told by family that you have to choose..that's selfish of them...My husband and I watched the infamous dinner episode and he actually started cheering when you stepped in...Danielle is alot to handle but she has obviously found in you a genuine friend...Also, you have such integrity!...You never once bad mouthed either side...when Danielle started about Dina you put her in her place and pretty much said "I don't wanna hear it" and you didn't join in the bashing of Danielle!!..I just don't understand why Teresa even invited her if she thinks that she is nothing but drama?...And we are so proud that your wonderful husband didn't cave into his sisters!!...That's a good man right there!...

Danni
Danni

You are amazing .. I wanna be just like you when I am older considering im your daughters age. I love how young and lively you always look and keep your cool a lot. You are my favorite housewife of all time and was suprised when I read you are from Vegas because I am from Reno and it was a NeVAda not neVAHda connection! One day I wanna meet you because you are such a role model.

PRN819
PRN819

Jacqueline,

You are a sweetheart! It's obvious you are a gentle, kind-hearted person; easy to be with. Danielle must know that, too. However, after reading your blog above, I think you've figured out that Danielle is not your friend, especially since you met her only a short time before the taping of the show. You're a trusting soul and that's a good thing....up to a point!

Unfortunately, there are a lot of "wolves" of the female sort who are searching for trusting souls like you. Danielle showed her "teeth" right from the beginning. She really didn't "open up" to you as you thought, but told you only what would help in her pursuit. She wanted access to your family.....all of them, especially Dina. The rejection by Dina only made her angry. I'm sorry to say she used someone as nice as you, but her aim from the start was to invade the wealthy family of which you're a major part. At no time during the show was there any evidence that Danielle had anything except ulterior motives. Dina saw it and so did Caroline......and so did a lot of the viewers. Now, I believe you have also.

Danielle showed her true self when she came late to Teresa's dinner party and spoiled everyone's evening by pulling out her(planted before time)book. She is shrewd and calculating. The smirk on her face when she laid the book on the table said it all. If she were your friend, she would not have put you on the spot with your family like that. If she had a problem with Dina, it should have been Dina she approached, not the whole family and certainly not at Teresa's dinner party.

Danielle is fortunate to have daugthers who appear more mature than their mother. Sometimes, children learn from their parents not by their parent's example, but by rejecting the negativity they see, deciding to make better choices for their own lives. Hopefully, that will be the case for Danielle's daughters. Those poor girls must be tired of their mother's drama.

Congratulations to you and your husband for the birth of your new baby. You have a wonderful family. Much happiness to you!

PF
PF

Congratulations on the baby.I too never thought I'd be writing about a reality show, but here goes. Don't let others mistake your kind heart for a weakness. It took alot of looking deep into your soul & standing up for Danielle. As you said, What is right is right, what is true is true. I wouldn't expect you to stand up for her if she had made up what happened at the salon. However, I do not believe that was the correct venue for this to have occurred, especially w/all the children (including Danielle's) there. But it did and you handled yourself well. Your husband is a "mensch". He stood by your side and showed so much class. You both are very lucky to have found each other. I wish ya'll only the best.

BP
BP

My sister's name is Jacqueline which is why I loved you the most.

You showed class, intelligence and did not play the family card. Your husband showed just as much class as you. Ashley, CJ and the new baby are lucky to have you both.

Whether or not your friendship remains solid with Danielle, your showed her that you were there when she needed you most. The show was great, although NY is still my favorite because I am a New Yorker.

Let's all hope the reunion show is just as good as the season. See you tomorrow night for Part One!

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jacqueline...i just want to say I LOVE YOU youre my favorite house wife =] you remind me so much of me.. ive had two misscariages in a row and have never had a baby..when you addressed yours i knew exactly what you were talking about and was crying with you.. you seem like such a sweet person dont let anyone walk over you (like your sister in laws & that other one).. you seem like the only sane one!! keep up the good work your a beautiful wife and mother and i think youre doing a great job...

Victoria
Victoria

Hi Jacqueline how are you? Wow! I've watched your show today and that was unreal. You girl are amazing. You are a wonderful person and a very good friend for Danielle. Thank you for doing a good job for telling the truth. I felt so bad for her that everybody was attacking her. I can see in her eyes that she was really hurts and ashamed. Her past is past. Everybody makes mistakes. But, your sisters in-laws was out of the line. And the Italian women was crazy she has no class whatsoever. This is not what I expected to watch from The Jersey H.W. You are my favorite one. Even though this is only my second time to see you the show you really seems a very nice person. But, Atlanta H.W. is my favorite. Keep up a good friendship with Danielle.

Jen
Jen

Congrats on you new little boy. I want you to know that I am a mother of three from the good old NJ state. You seem so real and very personal. Like the moms in our play groups.LOL! I really enjoyed watching the show and seeing someone that is so down to earth even though blessed with many things. Your house is beautiful. The tile is gorgeous. What would you say your decorating style is? Did Ashley keep the car? I have a 16 year daughter that can not wait for her car. I think we are taking your parent's advice and we are going to let her borrow OUR car. Do you find the age difference between C.J. and Ashley trying sometimes or are they close? Keep well. Best of luck. You and your husband deserve it.Sincerely, Jen from Sussex County NJ

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Jacqueline congrats on your new baby boy! I have to tell you stay away from Danielle. She is narcassistic and is only thinking of HERself, HER feelings. not even thinking of her own daughters feelings before her own. She should never have put them through that "last supper" drama. Why didn't she have her girls leave the room before spilling her guts? Because it's all about her that's why! She doesn't care about anyone else's feelings. She didn't care about all the other people's feelings at the dinner either. You have to see that she isn't your friend. She can't be a friend to anyone as sick as she is. You are a quality person and a great friend to have, and your husband is a great guy as well. Dina and Caroline are your real friends. Remember that! I wish you all the best in the future RM

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Jacqueline, I just want to say, I KNEW you were a Taurus. I could identify with your reaction in pretty much every situation you were thrown into. I understand wanting to be the peacemaker among people, it's something I struggle with all the time! People think because Tauruses are kind, that they are pushovers, but it's like I always say, you mess with the Bull, you're gonna get the horns!

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Congratulations! You are a wonderful person and have a beautiful family. I feel sorry for Danielle. She had no right to bring a book to a dinner that she was invited too. Teresa and her husband invited her because they were being kind and it was rude to do such a thing. Please be careful of her cunning ways. Your husband loves and supports you and he seems likes such a good person and you are a truly blessed woman with a good heart.

You and Teresa were my favorites. She is such a good mother and a good person. God will continue to bless you and Teresa because the two of you are good people.

Andrea
Andrea

Congrats with your baby!!! You are the only one I like on the show. I hope all goes well for you. Keep the bad people out of your life and stay strong!!